Collision between bus and truck kills 18 in India

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 9:20 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — A head-on collision between a bus and a truck killed at least 18 people and injured 13 others in western India on Thursday, police said.

The accident occurred when the two vehicles swerved to avoid a motorcyclist, who was crushed to death, said police officer Nagar Goje.

Most of victims were passengers on the bus. The accident occurred near Jalgaon, a town about 410 kilometers (255 miles) southwest of Mumbai, India's financial hub.

India's roads are among the world's deadliest, with more than 110,000 people killed annually. Most accidents are blamed on reckless driving, poor road maintenance or aging vehicles.